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 Abe, K., et al.
(författare)

JPARC Neutrino Beamline Upgrade Technical Design Report
 2019

Rapport (övrigt vetenskapligt)abstract
 In this document, technical details of the upgrade plan of the JPARC neutrino beamline for the extension of the T2K experiment are described. T2K has proposed to accumulate data corresponding to 2×1022 protonsontarget in the next decade, aiming at an initial observation of CP violation with 3σ or higher significance in the case of maximal CP violation. Methods to increase the neutrino beam intensity, which are necessary to achieve the proposed data increase, are described.


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 Aghanim, N., et al.
(författare)

Planck 2015 results XI. CMB power spectra, likelihoods, and robustness of parameters
 2016

Ingår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics.  00046361. ; 594

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 This paper presents the Planck 2015 likelihoods, statistical descriptions of the 2point correlation functions of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature and polarization fluctuations that account for relevant uncertainties, both instrumental and astrophysical in nature. They are based on the same hybrid approach used for the previous release, i.e., a pixelbased likelihood at low multipoles (l < 30) and a Gaussian approximation to the distribution of crosspower spectra at higher multipoles. The main improvements are the use of more and better processed data and of Planck polarization information, along with more detailed models of foregrounds and instrumental uncertainties. The increased redundancy brought by more than doubling the amount of data analysed enables further consistency checks and enhanced immunity to systematic effects. It also improves the constraining power of Planck, in particular with regard to smallscale foreground properties. Progress in the modelling of foreground emission enables the retention of a larger fraction of the sky to determine the properties of the CMB, which also contributes to the enhanced precision of the spectra. Improvements in data processing and instrumental modelling further reduce uncertainties. Extensive tests establish the robustness and accuracy of the likelihood results, from temperature alone, from polarization alone, and from their combination. For temperature, we also perform a full likelihood analysis of realistic endtoend simulations of the instrumental response to the sky, which were fed into the actual data processing pipeline; this does not reveal biases from residual lowlevel instrumental systematics. Even with the increase in precision and robustness, the Lambda CDM cosmological model continues to offer a very good fit to the Planck data. The slope of the primordial scalar fluctuations, n(s), is confirmed smaller than unity at more than 5 sigma from Planck alone. We further validate the robustness of the likelihood results against specific extensions to the baseline cosmology, which are particularly sensitive to data at high multipoles. For instance, the effective number of neutrino species remains compatible with the canonical value of 3.046. For this first detailed analysis of Planck polarization spectra, we concentrate at high multipoles on the E modes, leaving the analysis of the weaker B modes to future work. At low multipoles we use temperature maps at all Planck frequencies along with a subset of polarization data. These data take advantage of Planck's wide frequency coverage to improve the separation of CMB and foreground emission. Within the baseline Lambda CDM cosmology this requires tau = 0.078 +/ 0.019 for the reionization optical depth, which is significantly lower than estimates without the use of highfrequency data for explicit monitoring of dust emission. At high multipoles we detect residual systematic errors in E polarization, typically at the mu K2 level; we therefore choose to retain temperature information alone for high multipoles as the recommended baseline, in particular for testing nonminimal models. Nevertheless, the highmultipole polarization spectra from Planck are already good enough to enable a separate highprecision determination of the parameters of the Lambda CDM model, showing consistency with those established independently from temperature information alone.


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 Ade, P. A. R., et al.
(författare)

Planck intermediate results XLI. A map of lensinginduced Bmodes
 2016

Ingår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics.  00046361. ; 596

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 The secondary cosmic microwave background (CMB) Bmodes stem from the postdecoupling distortion of the polarization Emodes due to the gravitational lensing effect of largescale structures. These lensinginduced Bmodes constitute both a valuable probe of the dark matter distribution and an important contaminant for the extraction of the primary CMB Bmodes from inflation. Planck provides accurate nearly allsky measurements of both the polarization Emodes and the integrated mass distribution via the reconstruction of the CMB lensing potential. By combining these two data products, we have produced an allsky template map of the lensinginduced Bmodes using a realspace algorithm that minimizes the impact of sky masks. The crosscorrelation of this template with an observed (primordial and secondary) Bmode map can be used to measure the lensing Bmode power spectrum at multipoles up to 2000. In particular, when crosscorrelating with the Bmode contribution directly derived from the Planck polarization maps, we obtain lensinginduced Bmode power spectrum measurement at a significance level of 12 sigma, which agrees with the theoretical expectation derived from the Planck bestfit Lambda cold dark matter model. This unique nearly allsky secondary Bmode template, which includes the lensinginduced information from intermediate to small (10 less than or similar to l less than or similar to 1000) angular scales, is delivered as part of the Planck 2015 public data release. It will be particularly useful for experiments searching for primordial Bmodes, such as BICEP2/Keck Array or LiteBIRD, since it will enable an estimate to be made of the lensinginduced contribution to the measured total CMB Bmodes.


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 Aghanim, N., et al.
(författare)

Planck intermediate results XLVI. Reduction of largescale systematic effects in HFI polarization maps and estimation of the reionization optical depth
 2016

Ingår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics.  00046361. ; 596

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 This paper describes the identification, modelling, and removal of previously unexplained systematic effects in the polarization data of the Planck High Frequency Instrument (HFI) on large angular scales, including new mapmaking and calibration procedures, new and more complete endtoend simulations, and a set of robust internal consistency checks on the resulting maps. These maps, at 100, 143, 217, and 353 GHz, are early versions of those that will be released in final form later in 2016. The improvements allow us to determine the cosmic reionization optical depth tau using, for the first time, the lowmultipole EE data from HFI, reducing significantly the central value and uncertainty, and hence the upper limit. Two different likelihood procedures are used to constrain tau from two estimators of the CMB E and Bmode angular power spectra at 100 and 143 GHz, after debiasing the spectra from a small remaining systematic contamination. These all give fully consistent results. A further consistency test is performed using crosscorrelations derived from the Low Frequency Instrument maps of the Planck 2015 data release and the new HFI data. For this purpose, endtoend analyses of systematic effects from the two instruments are used to demonstrate the near independence of their dominant systematic error residuals. The tightest result comes from the HFIbased tau posterior distribution using the maximum likelihood power spectrum estimator from EE data only, giving a value 0.055 +/ 0.009. In a companion paper these results are discussed in the context of the bestfit Planck Lambda CDM cosmological model and recent models of reionization.


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 Adam, R., et al.
(författare)

Planck intermediate results XLVII. Planck constraints on reionization history
 2016

Ingår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics.  00046361. ; 596

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 We investigate constraints on cosmic reionization extracted from the Planck cosmic microwave background (CMB) data. We combine the Planck CMB anisotropy data in temperature with the lowmultipole polarization data to fit Lambda CDM models with various parameterizations of the reionization history. We obtain a Thomson optical depth tau = 0.058 +/ 0.012 for the commonly adopted instantaneous reionization model. This confirms, with data solely from CMB anisotropies, the low value suggested by combining Planck 2015 results with other data sets, and also reduces the uncertainties. We reconstruct the history of the ionization fraction using either a symmetric or an asymmetric model for the transition between the neutral and ionized phases. To determine better constraints on the duration of the reionization process, we also make use of measurements of the amplitude of the kinetic SunyaevZeldovich (kSZ) effect using additional information from the highresolution Atacama Cosmology Telescope and South Pole Telescope experiments. The average redshift at which reionization occurs is found to lie between z = 7.8 and 8.8, depending on the model of reionization adopted. Using kSZ constraints and a redshiftsymmetric reionization model, we find an upper limit to the width of the reionization period of Delta z < 2.8. In all cases, we find that the Universe is ionized at less than the 10% level at redshifts above z similar or equal to 10. This suggests that an early onset of reionization is strongly disfavoured by the Planck data. We show that this result also reduces the tension between CMBbased analyses and constraints from other astrophysical sources.


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 Aghanim, N., et al.
(författare)

Planck intermediate results LI. Features in the cosmic microwave background temperature power spectrum and shifts in cosmological parameters
 2017

Ingår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics.  00046361. ; 607

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 The six parameters of the standard Lambda CDM model have bestfit values derived from the Planck temperature power spectrum that are shifted somewhat from the bestfit values derived from WMAP data. These shifts are driven by features in the Planck temperature power spectrum at angular scales that had never before been measured to cosmicvariance level precision. We have investigated these shifts to determine whether they are within the range of expectation and to understand their origin in the data. Taking our parameter set to be the optical depth of the reionized intergalactic medium tau, the baryon density omega(b), the matter density omega(m), the angular size of the sound horizon theta(*), the spectral index of the primordial power spectrum, n(s), and A(s)e(2 pi) (where As is the amplitude of the primordial power spectrum), we have examined the change in bestfit values between a WMAPlike large angularscale data set (with multipole moment l < 800 in the Planck temperature power spectrum) and an all angularscale data set (l < 2500 Planck temperature power spectrum), each with a prior on tau of 0.07 +/ 0.02. We find that the shifts, in units of the 1 sigma expected dispersion for each parameter, are {Delta tau, Delta A(s)e(2 tau), Delta n(s), Delta omega(m), Delta omega(b), Delta theta(*)} = {1.7, 2.2, 1.2, 2.0, 1.1, 0.9}, with a chi(2) value of 8.0. We find that this chi(2) value is exceeded in 15% of our simulated data sets, and that a parameter deviates by more than 2.2 sigma in 9% of simulated data sets, meaning that the shifts are not unusually large. Comparing l < 800 instead to l > 800, or splitting at a different multipole, yields similar results. We examined the l < 800 model residuals in the l > 800 power spectrum data and find that the features there that drive these shifts are a set of oscillations across a broad range of angular scales. Although they partly appear similar to the effects of enhanced gravitational lensing, the shifts in Lambda CDM parameters that arise in response to these features correspond to model spectrum changes that are predominantly due to nonlensing effects; the only exception is tau, which, at fixed A(s)e(2 tau), affects the l > 800 temperature power spectrum solely through the associated change in As and the impact of that on the lensing potential power spectrum. We also ask, what is it about the power spectrum at l < 800 that leads to somewhat different bestfit parameters than come from the full l range? We find that if we discard the data at l < 30, where there is a roughly 2 sigma downward fluctuation in power relative to the model that best fits the full l range, the l < 800 bestfit parameters shift significantly towards the l < 2500 bestfit parameters. In contrast, including l < 30, this previously noted lowl deficit drives ns up and impacts parameters correlated with ns, such as omega(m) and H0. As expected, the l < 30 data have a much greater impact on the l < 800 best fit than on the l < 2500 best fit. So although the shifts are not very significant, we find that they can be understood through the combined effects of an oscillatorylike set of highl residuals and the deficit in lowl power, excursions consistent with sample variance that happen to map onto changes in cosmological parameters. Finally, we examine agreement between Planck TT data and two other CMB data sets, namely the Planck lensing reconstruction and the TT power spectrum measured by the South Pole Telescope, again finding a lack of convincing evidence of any significant deviations in parameters, suggesting that current CMB data sets give an internally consistent picture of the Lambda CDM model.


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 Östling, Jörgen, et al.
(författare)

IL17high asthma with features of a psoriasis immunophenotype
 2019

Ingår i: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  Elsevier.  00916749 . 10976825. ; 144:5, s. 11981213

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 Background: The role of IL17 immunity is well established in patients with inflammatory diseases, such as psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease, but not in asthmatic patients, in whom further study is required.Objective: We sought to undertake a deep phenotyping study of asthmatic patients with upregulated IL17 immunity.Methods: Wholegenome transcriptomic analysis was performed by using epithelial brushings, bronchial biopsy specimens (91 asthmatic patients and 46 healthy control subjects), and whole blood samples (n = 498) from the Unbiased Biomarkers for the Prediction of Respiratory Disease Outcomes (UBIOPRED) cohort. Gene signatures induced in vitro by IL17 and IL13 in bronchial epithelial cells were used to identify patients with IL17–high and IL13–high asthma phenotypes.Results: Twentytwo of 91 patients were identified with IL17, and 9 patients were identified with IL13 gene signatures. The patients with IL17–high asthma were characterized by risk of frequent exacerbations, airway (sputum and mucosal) neutrophilia, decreased lung microbiota diversity, and urinary biomarker evidence of activation of the thromboxane B2 pathway. In pathway analysis the differentially expressed genes in patients with IL17high asthma were shared with those reported as altered in psoriasis lesions and included genes regulating epithelial barrier function and defense mechanisms, such as IL1B, IL6, IL8, and βdefensin.Conclusion: The IL17–high asthma phenotype, characterized by bronchial epithelial dysfunction and upregulated antimicrobial and inflammatory response, resembles the immunophenotype of psoriasis, including activation of the thromboxane B2 pathway, which should be considered a biomarker for this phenotype in further studies, including clinical trials targeting IL17.


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 Forrest, Alistair R R, et al.
(författare)

A promoterlevel mammalian expression atlas
 2014

Ingår i: Nature.  14764687. ; 507:7493, s. 462

Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
 Regulated transcription controls the diversity, developmental pathways and spatial organization of the hundreds of cell types that make up a mammal. Using singlemolecule cDNA sequencing, we mapped transcription start sites (TSSs) and their usage in human and mouse primary cells, cell lines and tissues to produce a comprehensive overview of mammalian gene expression across the human body. We find that few genes are truly 'housekeeping', whereas many mammalian promoters are composite entities composed of several closely separated TSSs, with independent celltypespecific expression profiles. TSSs specific to different cell types evolve at different rates, whereas promoters of broadly expressed genes are the most conserved. Promoterbased expression analysis reveals key transcription factors defining cell states and links them to bindingsite motifs. The functions of identified novel transcripts can be predicted by coexpression and sample ontology enrichment analyses. The functional annotation of the mammalian genome 5 (FANTOM5) project provides comprehensive expression profiles and functional annotation of mammalian celltypespecific transcriptomes with wide applications in biomedical research.


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